Sunday, April 28th 2013
Monday, March 18th 2013
Love this piece so much. Stoya is always stunning, but I especially enjoy seeing her through Molly’s eyes.
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Friday, August 10th 2012
Marla from Fight Club by Molly Crabapple
Thursday, June 21st 2012
Advance copy of Devil in the Details, being held by beloved editor Chris Ryall
Tuesday, June 19th 2012
Silkscreens of the month. Each of the is a drawing of mine, that was then coloured, conceived, and executed as a serigraph by genius Melissa Dowell. Fans signed up at the beginning of 2011 to get a silkscreen in the mail each month. Here are the first six we sent
May (eyes done in heat-sensitive ink that disappears when exposed to heat)
Monday, June 18th 2012
I tweaked my Tumblr’s layout a bit last week & added a fun new Promotions Page. On the page there’s a list of all the artists who have sent SB & me samples of their work or created something for us, plus some of the products we have reviewed.
In addition to the page, I’m going to dedicate a specific post to an artist each week. This week I’d like to feature Miss Molly Crabapple, who designed the gorgeous headers for me, Suicide Blonde & Pussy le Queer; they’re such pretty creatures, we’ve had them for nearly a year & I still love staring at them. Molly’s art is full of wit & whimsy & Molly herself is spectacularly pretty. You can view her work on her site & also follow her delightful Tumblr!
If you’re an artist that would like to share with me a sample of your work, or if you have a product you would like reviewed, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Friday, May 25th 2012
Art of Molly Crabapple Volume 2: Devil in the Details
Wonderful Molly, creator of mine, bohemea and Pussy le Queer’s headers, has a new art book coming out July 31s. It’s avaliable for pre-order on Amazon right this very second!
Thursday, May 3rd 2012
May silkscreen of the month. The eyes on the cup are in ink that disappears when exposed to heat.
Saturday, March 10th 2012
I don’t think everyone got the gist of the awesome thing Molly is doing here, bucking the gallery system, supporting anti-capitalism, creating amazing art, being smart, savvy and self-sufficient and just her general bad ass self. So I’m posting about her Shell Game art show again with the info from her kickstarter, where if you contribute even a buck you’re helping make this happen.
Last fall, Occupy Wall Street happened outside my window.
I’d spent the last few years making my living drawing for ferociously swank nightclubs, while watching the world crumble and people from Tahrir Square to Athens to London take to the streets. “Americans are too apathetic for that,” everyone said. But they weren’t.
I’d wanted for some time to make art that dealt with politics. But I was afraid of being hypocritical, propagandistic or boring. 2011 taught me that political art was anything but, and it freed me to do the best work of my career. Drawings I made then turned up as protest signs around the country.
Now I want to make something bigger. I want to make big, fancy, impressive art, about the ways in which big, fancy, impressive entities have profoundly screwed us up.
Shell Game is an art show about the world financial collapse, and the people who have risen up in protest against it. I’ll create nine giant paintings about the different parts of the collapse and the global movement fighting back (including Goldman Sachs, Greece, and Occupy Wall Street), but filter them through my lens of burlesque, surrealism, satire, and symbolic animals. Then, I’m going to rent a storefront in New York city, rig it out like a gambling parlor, and invite the city and the Internet to check it out for a week.
It doesn’t seem right to make an art show about the way financial elites screwed us up and only sell things that financial elites can afford. So I’m turning to you to create an art show that anyone can be a part of. Your support in this project will help me cover the cost of creating spectacular art that’s meant for everyone to enjoy. And help me do it without asking the permission of rich people.
Because art is awesome. And big, splashy, gold encrusted, glittering things are awesome. But so is populism. I want to see how they look together.
What Will The Money Go Towards?
Each painting in Shell Game takes, from study to final glaze, a month to complete, including 100 hours in front of the easel. I’m asking for your help to afford creating the work, renting a New York storefront, paying for supplies, staffing, gambling chips, girls to bathe in bathtubs of fake money, and six-foot-tall panels to paint.
In return, you can get access to every aspect of making these giant paintings.
While I’m making Shell Game, I want you with me. I’ll be keeping a backers-only blog, and livestreaming my painting sessions. Kickstarter rewards include prints, studies, watercolor drawings and concept doodles — plus fake money, prints, cameos, poker chips, brushes, studio visits, and a VIP opening to experience the art with a select cast of my favorite reprobates.
Thursday, March 8th 2012
Kickstarter for Shell Game. My art show about the financial meltdown. Also my attempt to see if you can fund big, time-consuming work without depending on rich collectors. Hope you like it.
Go and give Molly some support! She’s talented and hard working and her art is part of a movement that is working to change things that need to be changed.
Happy International Women’s Day from Molly Crabapple and Laurie Penny